resources

The elopement resources below are just the tip of the iceberg – so many customized ideas and info are waiting for you!

Think of your elopement as an adventure first, and a wedding second.

It’s what I tell all my couples. It’s easy to feel stuck and unimaginative. Why? Because the wedding industry likes to put us in boxes that leave little room for imagination and uniqueness.

With that in mind, adventure on, and if you’re interested in surrounding yourselves with likeminded kickass people, click the link below.

GENERAL RESOURCES

General resources can include tips for a wedding dress that moves, what your friends and family really think about you eloping, and how to make your elopement feel “special”.

PLANNING RESOURCES

How to included loved ones who have passed away, how to pack your wedding dress, sample elopement day timelines, how long hair/makeup takes, and more!

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LOCATION RESOURCES

Inside info on my most frequent elopement locations, including Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Glacier National Park, and Coastal Redwoods.


I’m giving away a free copy of “Elope Your Life”

As a thank you to couples like the ones I get to adventure with, here is a free copy of my book that’s helped get couples hyped for an intentional adventure.

This book is full of inspiration, beautiful stories, and ACTIONABLE items to guide you to the inspirational day that’s already inside you.

*BONUS* – You’ll also receive a copy of my elopement planning and packing checklist!

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The Best Oregon Waterfall Elopement Locations

The Best Oregon Waterfall Elopement Locations Digging the resources? You ain’t seen nothing yet… Let’s create a day for you that’s wild, bold, and full of fun in a dramatic…

Marriage License Info for all 50 States

Marriage License Info forall 50 States Glad you’re here! As an adventure elopement photographer, I know a thing or two about what it takes to get married. For my book,…

GENERAL RESOURCES

Non-White Elopement Gowns: 8 Incredible Options

Non-White Elopement Gowns: 8 Incredible Options Beautiful Options for the Fiancé(e) Who Doesn’t Want to Wear a White Wedding Gown Yay! You’re getting married, and that means that you get…

My 5 Favorite Adventure Elopement Bouquets

My 5 Favorite Adventure Elopement Bouquets If you’re anything like me, you don’t have answers for “What’s your favorite ______” type of questions. But those question responses are always fun…

So You’re Afraid Eloping Won’t Feel Special…

So You’re Afraid Eloping Won’t Feel Special… I’m worried my elopement day won’t feel special. As an adventure elopement photographer, that’s something I hear really often when couples are debating…

PLANNING RESOURCES

How to Cancel Your Wedding and Elope

How To Cancel Your Wedding and Elope So, you’re knee-deep in planning your traditional wedding and you’re overwhelmed by all the complicated details of the process. I hear you —…

Sample Elopement Timelines

SAMPLE ELOPEMENT TIMELINES Once you decide to elope and choose your destination, planning the specifics of the day can begin. One question that is on the minds of couples is…

LOCATION RESOURCES

How to Elope on the Oregon Coast in 2024

How to Elope on the Oregon Coast in 2024 Coming from a local, you’ve got better locations than Cannon Beach to consider. Digging the resources? You ain’t seen nothing yet……

5 Most Extreme Places to Elope

5 Most Extreme Places to Elope Eloping is on your mind, but for you and your partner, it’s not just about a destination or having an intimate wedding. I mean,…

The Best Oregon Waterfall Elopement Locations

The Best Oregon Waterfall Elopement Locations Digging the resources? You ain’t seen nothing yet… Let’s create a day for you that’s wild, bold, and full of fun in a dramatic…
Alvord Desert elopement, Oregon adventure elopement in the Alvord Desert

How to Elope in the Alvord Desert, Oregon

How To Elope in the Alvord Desert, Oregon A local Oregonian’s guide to a favorite and lesser-known epic desert location Digging the resources? You ain’t seen nothing yet… Let’s create…

I’M GIVING AWAY A FREE COPY OF
“ELOPE YOUR LIFE”

FOR A LIMITED TIME, I’M GIVING IT ALL AWAY
(Okay, nearly everything 😉 )